VLN case: Tommy's comment in contempt of court, sub-judice says Zahid's counsel


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahidi’s legal team has urged former Attorney-General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas (pic) to not make any comment or statement on the Foreign Visa System (VLN) case.

The team, led by Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said in a statement today that the case was still being heard at the Shah Alam High Court and any comments could contain elements of sub-judice.

"Prosecutorial discretion or indiscretion and constraints and defects in investigation are the issues being heard.

"All comments made by the former attorney-general published by Malaysiakini in an article entitled "Lejar Ultra Kirana Sdn Bhd (UKSB): Bekas AG kata kertas siasatan tiada 'maklumat mikro'" constitutes contempt of court," the statement read.

Local media outlets reported that Tommy Thomas said that the investigation papers relating to the VLN case did not contain 'micro information' needed to charge other individuals besides the former deputy prime minister.

Ahmad Zahid is currently facing 33 charges of receiving bribes totalling SG$13.56mil from UKSB for himself as Home Minister to extend the contract of the company as the operator of OSC service in China and the supply VLN system as well as to maintain the contract agreement to supply the VLN integrated system to the same company by the Home Ministry.

On June 16, the former deputy prime minister pleaded not guilty to one amended corruption charge related to the VLN system. - Bernama

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